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Definition of the Civil List noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Civil List

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before 2013, a sum of money given to the British royal family each year by Parliament see also the Sovereign Grant, privy purse Culture The Civil List was used to meet official expenses, such as allowances for other members of the Royal Family and wages for the royal household. It was replaced by the Sovereign Grant.